City life + swingin’ in the trees
March 12th, 2012
This past weekend Kevin, Lola and I had a completely free schedule so we took full advantage of it. We drove into the city on Saturday to enjoy what we thought was going to be a super sunny, warm day…
View of the Ferry Building from the Bay Bridge…it was such a clear day, you rarely see this view with such clarity going over the bridge!
Lola anxious to get to our destination
View of the Ferry Building from Embarcadero
Our first destination was North Beach–I still have a SF library card (shh, don’t tell them we moved to Oakland) and so I reserved some pregnancy/childbirth books to pick up at the North Beach branch since it’s so close to work and they were ready for pick up so we figured we’d stop there first to check ’em out. Then we decided to take full advantage of our location to enjoy some yummy Italian food for lunch.
Kevin enjoying some major sunshine at Caffe Delucchi
Some graffiti art around North Beach
We then decided to treat Lola to a visit to our old stomping grounds…Golden Gate Park! To our surprise, though, by the time we got to that part of the city the weather had completely changed. It went from sunny and warm to cold, foggy, and rainy! Even though we lived in the city for 2 years and experienced this on a number of occasions we still couldn’t get over the fact that a 15 minute drive could get us to what seemed like a completely different part of the country. We tried to make the best of it though to get Lola some much-needed and well-deserved exercise!
The tip top of the dome of the Conservatory of Flowers
Thar she blows! Not too shabby of a background for our rendezvous in the park.
Lola’s newest obsession? Frisbee! We love the Kong frisbee, it is the absolute best for a sharp-toothed dog like Lola.
Kevin getting a good throw in
Lola being a good girl and bringing it back to us (about 85% of the time, anyways!)
The next day we made a trip to Albany Hill Park to do some exploring on this hill that we had seen numerous times driving around North Berkeley/Albany/El Cerrito/Richmond…it was about time we made a trip up the hill and we are so glad we did!
Be-a-u-tiful eucalyptus trees!
The view from the east side of the hill (I forgot to take a picture of the view of the bay from the other side of the hill)
To our delight, we found a tree swing just hanging out and begging for Kevin to give it a whirl! He spent a good 15 minutes swinging on that thing and Lola’s reaction to him swinging was so perfect, I caught a couple of hilarious videos for your viewing pleasure!
Kevin up among the trees (and Lola below, freaking out)
Lola attempting to bite Kevin’s ankle upon landing, hahah.
Kevin about to give me a good whack in the face (and Lola trailing behind)…I love this photo.
Lola about to get smacked in the face by Kevin’s big ol’ feet! I’m surprised she didn’t get hit the whole time they did this.
And here are the videos! Here’s the first time Kevin attempted the tree swing and Lola’s initial reaction to all the action. Here’s another video of Kevin dodging Lola’s attempts to bring him down from the rope swing. And here’s a quick video of Lola versus the rope swing.
The result of Lola’s battle with the rope swing?…
…one very sleepy pup.